a liter bike as a first sports bike? GSX 1000

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by damasovi, May 5, 2014.

  1. damasovi

    damasovi Long timer

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    thanks for the pointer her, how ever this is not a problem since insurance is not mandatory for older bikes, only 2008 and newer bikes require insurances.

    Thanks

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  2. Kawasakirob

    Kawasakirob flick the bean

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    Dont be a pussy, buy the 1000














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  3. Skidmarkart

    Skidmarkart Dirty Middle Age Man

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    Uh... not sure where you got this info, and I know California is a weird place and all, but I am pretty sure that's wrong. You must always have liability. If you finance at all, you will need comprehensive. I just looked at a CB1000R and with 20 years of riding experience, and no claims ever (auto or motorcycle) my insurance payment was higher than the monthly bike payment!

    I have a 130+ HP GPZ1100 in my garage. If you respect it, it is a wonderful user-friendly bike. But there are particulars specific to the liter+ engine, like ripping the throttle open when you are still in a lean coming out of a turn, that you just do not do.

    A 1000cc supersport will do everything about twice as quick... that includes getting you into trouble and exponentially increasing the resulting damage. Not saying don't do it, but be careful. Those insurance rates aren't sky high for no reason ;)
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  4. damasovi

    damasovi Long timer

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    hi there Skidmarkat,

    I do not live in California, I live in Mexico,so I am correct about the insurance thing. I do not get it why a new bike need insurances and an older model not, if the law was how I see it, we all would need it.

    I do get insurances when i go to the usa, either the insurance by day or a month, 6 or 12 months.

    Thanks for your post.

    Damasovi
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  5. Skidmarkart

    Skidmarkart Dirty Middle Age Man

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    Sorry totally missed that.
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  6. Mtneer

    Mtneer Been here awhile

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    I have had a sport bike for almost 30 years now either a 600 or 750, have ridden a few liter bikes, I've never had the need for more power than a 750. The 06 GSXR 1000, is the bike the 1st S1000RR were patterned after, they have really strong midrange power even when compared to newer liter bikes, throttle control is the key if you purchase a liter bike, things you might get away with on the middleweight, are going to be amplified on it. Test ride the bike, try to test ride a 600 or 750 also or a 675 triple. I have an 05 GSXR 750 use for track, hasn't been on the street for 2-3 yrs now, two 675's Daytona and Street Triple, they all have plenty of power and are easier to ride for me than a liter bike. For a street bike or daily rider a sport bike gets uncomfortable(54YO, knees aren't what they once were), Daytona is a fun bike but it can only be made so comfortable(helibars and Street Triple pegs, but around town under seat exhaust is nut roasting hot). An older 750 from 05 on with a lsl bar kit and adjustable pegs would be a fun setup, whatever you choose, check insurance rates(GSXR seems to raise the rate, the triumph's are less), a Kawasaki 636 is another option, but if were me, for a 1st foray into sport bikes, I would find a Street Triple, preferably an R model, deals are popping up, with a low mount pipe, it is fun and has plenty of power especially coming from a KLR.
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  7. EastSideSM

    EastSideSM Isn't that dangerous?

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    As others have mentioned, check the insurance rates first. When I moved up to a bigger bike after my very first bike, I had my heart set on a Kawasaki ZRX 1200. The insurance was almost 1.5X the value of the bike. I ended up with a Bandit 1200 that was a fraction to insure at about $600 a year. Some bikes have insanely high rates i.e. Hayabusa and GSXR 1000 seem to be pretty high in certain parts of the country. I would definitely find this out before buying anything.
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